Planning a trip to Naples and not sure where to stay yet? With so much accommodation to choose from, finding the best place to stay in Naples can be a challenge. So in this post, I’ve compiled the best neighbourhoods in Naples, from family-friendly to budget-friendly, with recommendations for accommodation and hotels in every price range.
What’s the best area to stay in Naples?
A central location, such as near the harbour, Via Toledo or close to Castel dell’Ovo are a good clue for any traveller who wants to be close to most of Naples’ attractions. The historic centre of Naples is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are many sights there as well as great hotels.
The districts of Chiaia and Vomero are a little further from the city centre, but they offer a good alternative with their pedestrian zones, boutiques and restaurants. They also offer some of the best views of the bay, Vesuvius and Capri.
Old Town Naples
How expensive is a hotel in Naples?
There are both guest rooms and hotels in different categories and price ranges. For simple and clean accommodation, you should expect to pay around 75 euros per night.
Now read about the different districts. I have also listed accommodation recommendations for budget accommodation, mid-range accommodation as well as upscale accommodation. I have chosen these hotels based on my experience and knowledge of the area. I would recommend them to friends and family. Please always read the reviews and consider your own needs in terms of facilities and budget.
Old town and historic centre for first-time visitors
The “Centro Storico” is one of the best places to stay if you are travelling to Naples for the first time. It is the heart of Naples with cobbled streets and historic buildings. It is also home to some interesting Naples landmarks, such as the great Duomo and the Church of Santa Chiara, as well as some underground Greco-Roman ruins.
Budget accommodation: there is a good selection of private accommodation in Old Naples for a small price. The rooms at Pontenuovo Bed* are nicely furnished and the accommodation is very close to the National Archaeological Museum and the Saint Gaudioso Catacombs.
Mid-range accommodation: The Calenda Suite* offers comfortable rooms in a very central location. Finally, good tips are provided by the owner Filippo himself for an unforgettable time in Naples.
Upscale accommodation: The Santa Chiara Boutique Hotel* is located in the middle of the old town. The roof terrace is particularly great, offering a fantastic view of Naples.
Sights in the Centro Storico district: Santa Chiara, Napoli sotterranea*, Cathedral
Chiaia – the stylish district of Naples
The port district of Chiaia is home to upmarket luxury shops such as Louis Vuitton, Prada and Armani. Chiaia has some of the best hotels in old historic buildings with large rooms as well as unique sea views. If you are lucky, there is still a hotel available that even has a terrace or a pool on the roof. In addition, some of the best restaurants in Naples are located in this district. Bus and metro connections are convenient to other districts in Naples.
Where is the best place to stay in the Chiaia neighbourhood in Naples? Accommodation Tips:
Budget accommodation: The accommodation Artisti Bed&Dreams* offers cosy rooms. It is only a 10-minute walk to the sea.
Mid-range accommodation: Booking a room at Relais Bijoux Napoli* guarantees an authentic experience in the heart of Naples. The rooms are furnished with high-quality furniture and breakfast is served with locals in the café.
Upscale accommodation: Rooms with a view of the Vesus are available at The Britannique Hotel Naples, Curio Collection By Hilton. At this elegant hotel, every guest is a VIP and the service is excellent too. Places of interest in the Chiaia district: Naples Aquarium, Antiques Market, Museo Pignatelli, Royal Palace Naples.
Vomero – for a local experience
The hilly Vomero district is an upscale residential neighbourhood in Naples. It offers a beautiful view of the historic centre, the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius. It is not heavily visited by tourists, so you can experience authentic Naples here and ultimately enjoy the dolce vita with the locals. To climb the mountain, there is a Funicolare cable car. The Chiaia and Spagnoli neighbourhoods are nearby and can be reached in a few minutes on foot.
Mid-range accommodation: B&B A’ Luggetella* offers cosy rooms with balconies. The view of the Vesus and the surrounding area is breathtakingly beautiful.
Upscale accommodation: Relais Villa Montedonzelli* is located in a quiet part of Naples and is an excellent retreat from the hustle and bustle. The service as well as the facilities are exceptional.
Naples Vomero Quarter Overnight
Naples Vomero Quarter
Sights in Vomero: Castel Sant’Elmo and the Certosa e Museo di San Martino, funicular Funicolare
Posillipo – the family-friendly district in Naples
The Posillipo neighbourhood is located west of the Naples coast and is a villa district. There are several beaches there as well as unique panoramic views. With accommodation in this part of Naples, the city trip becomes versatile. Because in Posillipo you can do activities like kayaking or even snorkelling. However, Posillipo is not that well connected, so a rental car is recommended.
Where is the best place to stay in the Posillipo neighbourhood in Naples? Accommodation Tips:
Mid-range accommodation: All rooms at B&B Vista Mare* have a balcony as well as a view of the sea. The hosts are very welcoming and happy to provide tips for sightseeing. The connection to the centre is also good.
Upscale accommodation: The luxurious holiday flat LHP Suite Posillipo* is located near the sea. The décor is quite unusual, as it is modelled on a ship. You need to book quickly as this accommodation is often fully booked.
Places of interest in Posillipo neighbourhood: Palazzo Donn’Anna, Virgiliano Park with market on Thursday
Quartieri Spagnoli – budget accommodation in Naples
The Spagnoli district is also close to the old town. This is probably the cheapest place to stay. In Spagnoli you will find unique street art and fantastic food (try the Pizza Fritta!). However, this part of Naples is not exactly clean and used to be a rather gritty and dangerous corner of the city. A good place to experience the real Naples, as the locals live it every day, can be found in Quartieri Spagnoli.
Budget accommodation: the Hotel Toledo* offers simple rooms at a moderate price. There is also a nice roof terrace.
Mid-range accommodation: The bed & breakfast IstayinToledo Luxury Guest House* has colourful rooms in a good location. There is even a communal lounge for guests here.
Upscale accommodation: The rooms at Caruso Place Boutique & Wellness Suites* have an individual design and the building resembles a palace. It is an exceptional accommodation in a very good location to the old town, as well as to many sights.
Sights in Quartieri Spagnoli: Napoli underground, street art, Chiesa di Santa Maria Francesca, Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano, Neptune Fountain, Castel Nuovo
Central Station – for easy access to other areas
Accommodation around the Central Station is particularly suitable for those who want to explore other places around Naples (Pompeii). In addition to the train station, there is also a metro station here, Napoli Piazza Garibaldi, so other parts of the city are easily accessible.
Budget accommodation: The modern MAISON ANGELINA* accommodation is close to the main train station. The rooms are simple but clean.
Mid-range accommodation: Modern rooms are offered by the Hotel Bella Napoli* near the main railway station. The rooms are quite small, but very well equipped.
Upscale accommodation: The UNAHOTELS Napoli* is a grand hotel with particularly nice facilities. Guests love the rooftop bar and the excellent service.
Sights around the main station: Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza del Mercato, Porta Nolana.
Naples Harbour Porto – Accommodation in Naples for Island Explorers
The port area of Naples, also called Porto, has recently been modernised. With many ferries departing from the port, this is an ideal place to stay for visitors arriving by ferry from Porto Vecchio, Palermo or Cagliari, as well as those wishing to visit the islands. Castel dell’Ovo is a fortress on a peninsula at the mouth of the harbour, and Castle Nuovo is a medieval fortress that now serves as a museum.
Where is the best place to stay near Naples harbour? Accommodation Tips:
Budget accommodation: the colourful Hostel of the Sun* offers en-suite or shared rooms at a reasonable price. There is a communal kitchen, as well as a cosy lounge.
Mid-range accommodation: The Smart Hotel Napoli* is located directly on the pier. The rooms are modern and the service is rated very good by guests.
Upscale accommodation: The Romeo Hotel* offers world-class service and the rooftop pool is a highlight. It is one of the most luxurious accommodations in the city.
Sights at the harbour: Castel dell’Ovo, Castel Nuovo.
Is Naples dangerous for tourists?
For tourists, Naples is quite a safe city, but you should be careful not to explore secluded areas alone at night and be careful. On Portanapoli you can find tips on how to best protect yourself from theft in Naples.
Activity tip: Pizza course Naples – Can anyone really bake a pizza?
Which is the best hotel in Naples on the beach?
LHP Suite* is one of the best accommodations close to the beach. It offers a fantastic sea view, the flat is modern and the design is quite unique with furnishings reminiscent of a ship.
I hope this post makes your decision for a place to stay in Naples easier. Have a good time in Naples and enjoy the cobbled streets of the historic centre, the street art and of course lots of pizza margherita and more delicious food.